Welcome to Burnt Hills Lodge & Cottages!

Open since 1948, we are a privately owned lakeside family and fishing resort nestled on a small peninsular in fishing and cottage country north of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, not far from Seeley’s Bay.

The lodge and cottages are located on the natural shoreline of Dog Lake, one of Canada’s finest fishing waters producing trophy bass, northern pike, smallmouth and largemouth bass, bullhead catfish, lake trout, perch and crappie.

Dog Lake is part of the Rideau Canal System, with miles of waterways for you to explore and opportunities for all kinds of water-based fun.

Great Fishing!   Affordable prices!  Spectacular views!


On the shores of Dog Lake in the Rideau Lakes, Ontario, Burnt Hills Lodge & Cottages offers affordable cottage rental,  with two and three bedroom housekeeping cottages.

We have a boat launch, docks, a fish cleaning station, outside electrical plugs (for boat batteries), rental of fishing boats, motors and a paddle boat. You are also welcome to bring your own water sport toys and “make waves”!

There is lake swimming off the dock and and a public sandy beach close by. From our docks you can set out to explore the waterways in search of many species of fish.

Our shoreline is home to a variety of wildlife including blue heron, beavers, turtles and loons among the reeds & cattails.

Everything’s more fun when you just add water!


We are located just a short drive from the quaint village of Seeley’s Bay, on the heritage Rideau Waterway, where you can find bait and tackle, propane gas, food (including groceries from Sweets’ Freshmart, ice-cream at Nest Egg gift shop, locally roasted coffee from SHaBean and artisan chocolates from Ridgeway Confectionary), ‘a little bit of everything’ from Main Street Hardware, and more.


Bringing all the comforts of home to the ‘great outdoors’!


Make us your “home away from home” in one of our charming 2 or 3 bedroom cottages. You can click on the images above for details and internal photos of each cottage.

All our fully equipped housekeeping cottages have:

  • a 3-piece bath
  • fridge
  • stove
  • microwave
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • dishes, glasses, pots & pans
  • TV
  • BBQ
  • fire pit

. . . and more!

You are also welcome to have one tent per cottage.

We are “pet friendly”. However, there is a maximum of 2 dogs per cottage and you must observe the Pet Policies on the Important Information page.

Boat and motor rentals are available, as well as a paddle boat.

Burnt Hills Lodge & Cottages - Dock

Weekly packages are the norm for all cottages but sometimes, if one becomes available, we may offer a daily rate throughout the season.

Check-in time: 12 noon
Check-out time: 9 am

Please visit our Fees and Important Information pages for more rates, tips house rules and useful information.

People have told us how much they appreciate the relaxed atmosphere here. Rent for one week or more. You’ll leave knowing why this area has been a favourite of so many guests for so many years.

Dog Lake

Experience Dog Lake on the Rideau Canal System, where everyone has more fun!

The waters of Dog Lake are one of Eastern Ontario’s best-kept secrets.

Family fun at Burnt Hills Lodge & Cottages

The area is well suited for boating, fishing and water sports on the natural shoreline of Dog Lake which is part of the historic Rideau Canal System. This National historic waterway is on 203 kilometres (126 miles) of a Canadian Heritage River.  You can navigate through Dog Lake’s many connecting rivers, lakes, locks and streams, all of which offer peaceful surroundings brimming with some of the most desirable sport-fish and a strong fish population.

This is one of the premier lakes in Ontario for producing trophy bass and, despite the outstanding fishing, the waters receive relatively light angling pressure.

We encourage catch and release.


Great fishing begins with Burnt Hills Lodge & Cottages!

Fishing licence (available in Seeleys Bay)

Please visit the Ontario Fisheries website to confirm current rates or call 1-800-667-1940 or 1-800-387-7011

  • Pike season opens on Saturday May 12th, 2018
  • Bass opens on Saturday June 16th, 2018

Useful Sources of Information

Ontario Fisheries  (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety (Boat licence)




We welcome your questions and comments.

Please contact us by mail or phone using the details at the bottom of the page or e-mail us using the contact form below.

    Maps and Directions

    Directions from US border at Landsdowne: 26 miles from I-81. Follow I-81 north to Canada. Take Hwy 401 west to exit 645 (Hwy 32). Take Hwy 15 south. Go approximately 4 miles & take Burnt Hills Road for 2 miles. Turn left on Carrying Place Rd for 4 miles. Turn right into Thompson Lane.

    Directions from Ottawa: Take Hwy 7 west to Carleton Place. Take Hwy 15 south 50 km, past Smiths Falls. Go 2 km past Seeley’s Bay and turn right onto Burnt Hills Road for 2 miles. Turn left on Carrying Place Rd for 4 miles. Turn right into Thompson Lane.

    Directions from Kingston: Take exit 623 off Hwy 401. Take Hwy 15 Northbound approximately 25 km to Burnt Hills Road, turn left. Take Burnt Hills Road for 2 miles. Turn left on Carrying Place Rd for 4 miles. Turn right into Thompson Lane.

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